Ward 5 News
City of Ottawa Freshet Taskforce – an update
The City of Ottawa’s Freshet Taskforce is continuing to monitor conditions along the Ottawa River. The Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board’s forecasting for the Ottawa River anticipates impacts from precipitation across the basin will result in water levels remaining below the 1:2yr flood return levels in the West Carleton and the Britannia areas. Most areas of the City along the Ottawa River do not experience an onset of flooding in low-lying areas until the 1:5yr return level is reached. Given the Planning Board’s current forecasts, the City’s Taskforce will remain in a monitoring stance for these areas.
Solid Waste Master Plan – West-End Public Engagement Meeting
I am co-hosting a public engagement meeting with west-end Councillors the evening of April 21, from 7 to 9 pm. The City is developing a new Solid Waste Master Plan, to be completed in 2023. The plan will guide how we manage solid waste over the next 30 years. As Ottawa grows and changes, we want to ensure our waste services evolve to meet new needs and challenges. Stay tuned to my website and social media channels for details on the virtual public engagement session.
Ward 5 Clean-up Challenge
West Carleton-March residents, community associations and businesses are invited to take part in Ottawa’s Spring Cleaning the Capital Campaign. The team that collects the most trash during their registered clean-up this spring will be eligible to win Tim Hortons gift cards (one per person, up to a maximum of 20). Please invite me to your clean-up event so I can see how much trash has been collected. Email me at email@example.com or call 613-580-2424,ext. 32246. Fill out the registration form at ottawa.ca/clean or call 3-1-1 to register your project and request your project starter kit. Registration closes April 30.
Rural Ottawa Youth Collective
The goal of the Rural Ottawa Youth Mental Health Collective is to help rural Ottawa youth feel supported if they need mental-health help and making sure they know where to go for support if they need it. We know there are challenges with accessing mental-health supports that are unique to rural Ottawa youth. Whether it’s distance, transportation, not knowing what resources exist, or a lack of privacy / ability to access existing resources, we are listening to your concerns and working hard to ensure that you feel supported. Visit ruralottawayouth.ca for details.
Test Flights at the Carp Airport – A Message from Carp Airport Management
Photo of NRC Twin Otter provided by the National Research Council of Canada
Flight trials will begin in mid-April at the Carp Airport to perform airborne tests with the objective of improving aircraft safety. This test program will include a Transport Canada helicopter, Department of National Defence helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, and a National Research Council of Canada Twin Otter. Helicopter testing may begin as early as April 12. The Twin Otter from the NRC will be conducting most of the testing requiring multiple flights over a period of 2-3 weeks, beginning after April 18. The other aircraft will only be at the airfield for short durations (a few hours each at most). The tests require that the test aircraft fly normal approaches to landing as well as level approaches at varying altitudes (as low as 15 metres on the approach path and within 1.5 kms of the airfield) up to 300 metres above ground within approximately 3 kms of the centre of the airfield. No weekend flying is planned for this program, but some flying may commence as early as sunrise to minimize the impact upon normal airfield business operations. The test pilots involved will take great care to not directly fly over houses or commercial buildings at low altitudes and will use power settings that produce the minimum noise possible. The test agencies are working closely with Carp Airport management to ensure the program will be completed safely and with minimal impact to normal flight operations at the Carp Airport. The Carp Airport provides an ideal location for this testing being performed, and the government agencies involved are grateful for the support of the airport and the Village of Carp.
Street Sweeping and Pothole Patching
Street sweeping typically begins as early as the weather will allow, and will occur during both daytime and nighttime shifts. These operations are an essential part of cleaning up the transportation network.
City crews are also working to fill the many potholes that have developed after the long winter.
- The total number of potholes repaired between January 1 and April 8, 2022, is 85,151.
- 85,151 is 11% above the 3-year average of 76,894 for the same period.
- The total number of potholes filled for the same period in 2021 is 49,550, an increase of 35,601.
Python Pothole Patcher
The City has secured four Python 5000 machines. The first two of these machines arrived in Ottawa on April 11 and their work has already begun. The Python Pothole Patcher has the ability to fill a pothole in less than two minutes. With the operator working safely from inside the cab, workers are protected from oncoming traffic as the work can all be completed without the need of stepping foot outside of the vehicle.
Resident support is required
- Residents are reminded to not rake or blow leaves, lawn clippings or other debris onto the roadway. It can make our operations more challenging, especially if the area has already been swept.
- Wherever possible, please remove vehicles from the roadway to allow the street sweeping teams to complete their clean-up efficiently.
Household Hazardous Waste – Take It Back Locations
Did you know there are several businesses in Ward 5 that take back your used products and waste? The “Take it Back” program is a viable approach for the safe collection of some household hazardous products.
Dave’s Truck and Auto Parts Ltd, 112 Falldown Lane, Carp
Electric motors, radiators, dryers, stoves, pool pumps, automotive scrap metal, car parts, car batteries and tires
Deka Home Building Centre, 545 Donald B. Munro, Carp
Duntech Automotive Ltd., 15 Campbell Reid Court, South March
Gasoline, transmission filters & fluid, radiators, dryers, stoves, pool pumps, automotive scrap metal, oil filters, car parts, antifreeze, motor oil, car batteries and tires
E.N. Blue Ltd., 148 Reis Road, Carp
Ed’s Salvage and Auto Parts, 4419 Upper Dwyer Hill Road
Electric motors, radiators, dryers, stoves, pool pumps, automotive scrap metal, car parts, car batteries, tires, bathroom aids for the disabled, canes, electric hospital beds, electric lift systems for the disabled, mobility aids, musical instruments (except pianos), snowblowers, answering machines, barbecues, electric wheelchairs, lawn mowers, power tools, walkers, wheelchairs and parts, aid conditioners, telephone equipment, breakers, electronic ballast, switches, vacuum cleaners, VCRs, wiring, appliances, electric fans, personal car electronic tools and appliances, small appliances, telephones, freezers, refrigerators, water coolers, electric motors, automobiles, radiators, automotive scrap metal, dryers, pool pumps, stoves, car parts, car batteries and tires
Gallagher’s Garage Ltd., 15 Campbell Reid Court, South March
Appliances, electric fans, personal car electronic tools and appliances, small appliances, freezers, refrigerators, water coolers, automotive scrap metal, dryers, pool pumps, stoves, antifreeze, car parts, motor oil, car batteries and tires
R&R Auto (Ottawa), 164 Cardevco Road, Carp
Riviera Automobiles, 102 Westhunt Drive, Carp
Kerosine, transmission fluid, automotive scrap metal, empty motor oil bottles and jugs, antifreeze, motor oil, car batteries and tires
Star Fashion Cleaners, 449 Donald B. Munro Drive, Carp
Tomlinson Waste Recovery Centre, 106 Westhunt Drive, Carp
Vance’s Servie Centre, 1861 March Road, Carp
Car parts, empty motor oil bottles and jugs, antifreeze, motor oil, car batteries and tires
Walgreen Automotive Services Ltd., 105 Walgreen Road, Carp
The City’s Waste Explorer provides a list of retailers throughout the city that accept household hazardous waste materials at any time: ottawa.ca/en/garbage-and-recycling/waste-explorer